September 2022 Edition
Hello, and welcome to our September edition.
This new season welcomes a variety of healthy living events right here in central Florida. Some are detailed in our event brief section, and others can be found in our event calendar in the back of the magazine.
Our focus this month is longevity and graceful aging. Lifestyle, more than genes, determines our destiny. Biological age is the new number to pay attention to. Because bio age is the main risk factor for all diseases, the spotlight is on turning back the biological clock. Scientists have identified the springboard for most diseases as the trifecta of uric acid, inflammation and stress. Controlling stress and eating to reduce inflammation are key to slowing the aging process. Explore further strategies in our main feature starting on page 10.
Explore the mysteries of healing versus curing in wise words, page 16-17. Author and mind-body physician Lissa Rankin, discusses her book, Sacred Medicine, written after practicing conventional medicine for 14 years. Rankin wrote the book to educate others so they can practice discernment and make wise choices about the many tools offered by the world’s medicine bag.
September is Yoga Awareness Month, and the topic of our fit body section. Whether getting down on a mat or practicing modified poses with the use of a chair, walker or even wheelchair, yoga helps us to stay nimble and manage stress in addition to many other benefits. Just 12 minutes of daily gentle yoga over 10 years improved bone mineral density in the spine and upper legs of participants in a 2016 study reported in Topics in Geriatric Rehabilitation. Read about it on page 14.
Natural strategies to combat headaches are the topic of our healing ways section. There are more than 150 types of headaches, and tension is the most common trigger. Most headaches can be treated holistically, and lifestyle modifications can be key to lasting relief. Learn more on pages 20-21.
September is harvest season for many fruits and vegetables, and preserving them with dehydration is the oldest known method of food preservation. It’s very easy and doesn’t require a lot of special equipment or skill. In addition to preserving food, dehydration can also concentrate some flavors. Fruit leathers are an excellent way to preserve seasonal fruits. Check the recipe for mango leather on page 24.
Do you wonder which supplements are most beneficial to your dog or cat? Vitamins, minerals and probiotics may help to keep your pet in top shape throughout their life. Under the guidance of a holistic or integrative veterinarian, supplements can add quality and longevity to a dog’s or cat’s life. Investigate more on page 28.
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Enjoy your September edition, and we’ll see you in October.